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CELEBRATING THE NHS - NOVEMBER 3RD 2007

Thousands of NHS supporters and staff including nurses, doctors, hospital
cleaners, radiographers, midwives and physiotherapists from trusts all across
the UK will be coming to London at the beginning of next month for a celebration
of the NHS.
 
The Alabama 3 will be among those supporting this event, and urge their fans to join
them for the march and subsequent rally which will take place in Trafalgar Square
from 1.30- 4.30pm.

The 'I love the NHS' event is being organised by the 15 unions and
organisations involved in the NHS Together campaign. On Saturday 3 November, NHS
employees will gather on the Embankment from 11am, and set off at noon for a
march to Trafalgar Square.

The 3 November event is being billed as a celebration of the core values of
the health service and founding principles of the NHS. As the NHS heads towards
its 60th year next year, the founding principles remain as important today as
they were in 1948. To keep true to its name, the message to the Government is to
keep competition, markets and profits out of the NHS.

En route to the Square, the NHS staff, supporters and their families will be
accompanied by bands and colourful street performers. Once at the rally - which
ends at 4.30pm - they will hear from a variety of speakers and entertainers.

NHS Together is also currently compiling filmed clips of celebrity supporters,
NHS staff, patients and their families highlighting the good work of the NHS and
its staff to be shown in the Square on the day.

NHS Together www.nhstogether.org.uk is an alliance of health unions formed
to celebrate all that is great about the health service, to defend its core
values and to resist the fragmentation of the NHS.

If you would like to join Alabama 3 in supporting this campaign, please
join us on the march and rally if you can and sign the online petition at:
www.nhstogether.org.uk